Lace fan

Brussels Mixed, a combination of bobbin and needle lace, is secured to mother of pearl staves and shaped to create this elegant fan. The needle lace in the central rose design is gauzy point de gaze, while the border is Duchesse de Bruxelles bobbin lace. Note the delicate etching and metallic tracing on the mother of pearl.


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What is the language of fans and what do they communicate?

responded: Aug 9, 2011

Posted by Tara

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I will always associate fans with my grandmother. While this fan pictured is flirty and feminine, I associate fans with the desperate attempt to stay cool in a hot and sticky city in August. My poor grandmother would always fan herself exhaustedly when it got too hot outside. I can't help associate fans with women like her-- old European widows fanning themselves, dressed head-to-toe in black in 40 degree heat...

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